Chesapeake Bay Museums, Galleries, and Historic Sites

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Why You Need to Visit the Objects, Art and More Gallery

There are so many reasons to visit our storybook resort town of Irvington, Virginia, on the scenic waterfront. Foodies flock here for the fresh oysters, history buffs get to travel back in time at numerous museums, and nature lovers can get their fill of gorgeous views among the flora and fauna. If you’re a fan …

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Dive Into a World of History at the Morattico Waterfront Museum

Are you interested in learning about the life and influence of watermen along the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Your next step after reading our guide is to visit the Morattico Waterfront Museum! This attraction is perfect for history buffs, and it’s only a short drive away …

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3 of the Best Reasons to Check out the Historic Christ Church & Museum in Weems, VA

How often do you get to explore a structure that has been virtually unchanged for over 250 years? The Historic Christ Church & Museum in Weems, VA, allows you to do precisely that! This extraordinary building has stood tall on the Northern Neck since 1735, offering a haven for history and fascination. It’s only a …

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3 of the Best Reasons to Visit the Deltaville Maritime Museum

Did you know that Deltaville, Virginia, was once considered the “Boat Building Capital of the Chesapeake Bay?” Today, we can thank a group of local volunteers for keeping this incredible history alive at the Deltaville Maritime Museum. When you visit the museum, you’re embarking on a voyage, and the destination is fascination. You’ll see a …

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3 of the Best Things to Do at the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library

Do you know where the name for the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library came from? The mother of our first United States president, of course! She was born eight miles away from this historic complex, also known as the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society. Today, you can visit the museum and open your mind to …

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A boat on the docks at the Reedville Fishermen's Museum

4 of the Best Things to Do at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum

Dive into the fascinating story of Reedville, VA! This historic town has been a focal point of the commercial fishing industry since the late 19th century, and this tradition continues today. When you’re not marveling at the beautiful homes along Main Street, stop in at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum! The activities below are some of …

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Old book on display when you visit the George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Why You Need to Visit the George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Do you know what makes February 22nd, 1732 such a significant date in history? It was when the first president of the United States was born! Today, you can take a journey through time and visit the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. It’s a must-see destination for any history buff, offering insight into the early …

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the Best Virginia Oysters come from the northern neck of Virginia, where our luxury Virginia Bed and Breakfast is located

How to Make the Most of a Visit to the Kilmarnock Museum

Did you know that three of our first five U.S. presidents were born in the Northern Neck of Virginia? Significant parts of our nation’s history can be traced back to this scenic section of the Chesapeake Bay. Although Kilmarnock, Virginia, is a small town, it has a rich history just waiting to be discovered. Learn …

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Wooden wheel of an old ship like the artifacts at the Steamboat Era Museum

4 Reasons Why You Need to Visit the Steamboat Era Museum

If you’re planning a vacation to Irvington, VA, be sure to schedule some time to see the Steamboat Era Museum! It’s a fantastic way to learn more about the Chesapeake Bay and see how the steamboats changed the lives of everyone in the area. While you’re researching activities for your time in the Northern Neck, …

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